Former Z2 employees raise $3.3M for new Seattle game development studio Lightfox Games
A group of gaming industry vets just raised $3.2 million for a new Seattle studio called Lightfox Games. Founded last year by former Z2 employees, the 5-person company is focused on mobile games. Lightfox is led by CEO Ryan Hanft-Murphy, who was vice president of engineering at Seattle gaming startup Z2, which was acquired by Candy Crush maker King in 2015. Z2 was founded by former Microsoft developer Damon Danieli and led in its initial phases by gaming veteran David Bluhm. Lou Fasulo was CEO for four years; Fasulo teamed up with former Z2 employees to launch Seattle studio Starform Games in 2018.